Favorite Literary Names?

What are some of your favorite names introduced to you through literature? And what are they from? Any that you’d use for your own child if you could?

Some that come to mind for me are:

[name_f]Arrietty[/name_f] - The Borrowers

[name_m]Atticus[/name_m] - To Kill A Mockingbird

[name_f]Guinevere[/name_f] - Camelot

[name_u]Holden[/name_u] - The [name_m]Catcher[/name_m] in the [name_u]Rye[/name_u]

[name_f]Hermione[/name_f] - [name_u]Harry[/name_u] [name_m]Potter[/name_m]

[name_f]Perpetua[/name_f] - [name_f]Bridget[/name_f] Jones’ Diary

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hermione - a winter’s tale; harry potter
draco, cygnus, arcturus, bellatrix, narcissa - harry potter
belphoebe - the faerie queene
romeo, juliet, ophelia, nerissa, helena, titania, rosalind, beatrice, cressida, diana - shakespeare
irene, sherlock, watson - sherlock holmes

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Some that came to mind:

[name_f]Ginevra[/name_f], Isidore-> [name_f]Villette[/name_f] by [name_f]Charlotte[/name_f] [name_f]Bronte[/name_f]

[name_m]Atticus[/name_m], [name_u]Jem[/name_u] and [name_u]Scout[/name_u] → To Kill a Mockingbird by [name_u]Harper[/name_u] [name_u]Lee[/name_u]

[name_m]Caspian[/name_m] → [name_u]Prince[/name_u] Caspian/The Voyage of the [name_f]Dawn[/name_f] Treader by C S [name_m]Lewis[/name_m]

[name_u]Mina[/name_u], [name_u]Quincey[/name_u] → [name_m]Dracula[/name_m] by [name_m]Bram[/name_m] [name_m]Stoker[/name_m]

[name_m]Sholto[/name_m] → [name_u]North[/name_u] and [name_u]South[/name_u] by [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] Gaskell

[name_m]Fergus[/name_m], [name_f]Waverley[/name_f], [name_f]Flora[/name_f] → [name_f]Waverley[/name_f] by [name_u]Walter[/name_u] [name_u]Scott[/name_u]

[name_m]Ozias[/name_m] → Armadale by [name_u]Wilkie[/name_u] [name_u]Collins[/name_u]

[name_u]Leander[/name_u], [name_u]Hero[/name_u], [name_f]Miranda[/name_f], [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f], [name_m]Benvolio[/name_m], [name_m]Horatio[/name_m], [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f], [name_f]Viola[/name_f] → various [name_m]Shakespeare[/name_m] plays and poems

[name_u]Lux[/name_u] → [name_u]Winter[/name_u] by [name_u]Ali[/name_u] [name_m]Smith[/name_m]

Hareton, Nellie/Nell, [name_u]Juno[/name_u] → Wuthering Heights by [name_f]Emily[/name_f] [name_f]Bronte[/name_f]

[name_f]Katri[/name_f] → The [name_u]True[/name_u] Deceiver by [name_f]Tove[/name_f] [name_m]Jansson[/name_m]

[name_u]Dessie[/name_u] → [name_u]East[/name_u] of [name_u]Eden[/name_u] by [name_u]John[/name_u] Steinbeck

[name_u]Franklin[/name_u], [name_u]Ezra[/name_u] → The Moonstone by [name_u]Wilkie[/name_u] [name_u]Collins[/name_u]

[name_f]Estella[/name_f], [name_u]Pip[/name_u] → Great Expectations by [name_u]Charles[/name_u] Dickens

Rosfrith → The Dictionary of Lost Words by [name_u]Pip[/name_u] [name_m]Williams[/name_m]

[name_f]Deenie[/name_f] → [name_f]Deenie[/name_f] by [name_f]Judy[/name_f] [name_f]Blume[/name_f]

[name_m]Alec[/name_m] → [name_u]Maurice[/name_u] by E. M [name_m]Forster[/name_m]

[name_f]Bronte[/name_f], [name_u]Collins[/name_u], [name_m]Wystan[/name_m], [name_u]Alcott[/name_u], [name_u]Auden[/name_u], [name_u]Keats[/name_u], [name_m]Bram[/name_m], [name_u]Marlowe[/name_u] → writers/poets’ names

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[name_m]Alyosha[/name_m] - The Brothers Karamazov
[name_u]Konstantin[/name_u] - [name_f]Anna[/name_f] Karenina
[name_u]Watson[/name_u], [name_m]Sherlock[/name_m], Mycroft & [name_m]Eurus[/name_m] - [name_m]Sherlock[/name_m] [name_m]Holmes[/name_m]
[name_m]Astrophel[/name_m] - [name_m]Astrophel[/name_m] & [name_f]Stella[/name_f]
[name_f]Zemfira[/name_f] - The gypsies (Pushkin)
[name_f]Edda[/name_f] - The poetic [name_f]Edda[/name_f] & The Prose [name_f]Edda[/name_f]
[name_f]Salka[/name_f] - Saka [name_f]Valka[/name_f]

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I’m currently trying to read Heidi aloud to my daughter & it is chock full of lovely names :sun_with_face:
Here’s a list of some of the characters, but there are plenty of beautiful english word names sprinkled throughout as well. It’s honestly a charming read full of descriptive imagery :leaves::mountain_snow::goat:

Summary

Heidi
Tobias
Brigitta
Peter
Adelaide
Dete
Sebastian
Barbel
Tinette
Clara
Greenfinch (technically a goat)

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[name_f]Laura[/name_f] - [name_m]Little[/name_m] House On A [name_u]Prairie[/name_u]

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enid - the worst witch
hermione, narcissa - harry potter
lucy, caspian, polly, edmund - narnia
daphne - sisters grimm
kitty, josy, daisy - little women

i would definitely use lucy, edmund, or enid!

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so many! my favorites are:

[name_u]Scout[/name_u] - To Kill a Mockingbird
[name_u]Holden[/name_u] - [name_m]Catcher[/name_m] In The [name_u]Rye[/name_u]
[name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] - The [name_u]Seven[/name_u] Husbands of [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] [name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_u]Connor[/name_u] - The [name_u]Seven[/name_u] Husbands Of [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] [name_m]Hugo[/name_m]
[name_f]Josephine[/name_f] - [name_m]Little[/name_m] Women

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Thought of some others:

Ignatius from A Confederacy of Dunces

Truly Scrumptious from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Mae Mobley from The Help

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[name_f]My[/name_f] favourites are:

[name_f]Violet[/name_f] & [name_f]Jane[/name_f] — [name_f]Jane[/name_f] [name_f]Doe[/name_f] Chronicles by [name_m]Jeremy[/name_m] [name_m]Lachlan[/name_m]

[name_f]Ottilie[/name_f] — [name_f]Ottilie[/name_f] [name_m]Colter[/name_m] Trilogy by [name_f]Rhiannon[/name_f] [name_m]Williams[/name_m]

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[name_f]Maryse[/name_f] -the Shadowhunters series
[name_f]Isadora[/name_f], [name_u]Esme[/name_u], [name_m]Klaus[/name_m], [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]- A Series of Unfortunate Events
[name_f]Haydee[/name_f]- the [name_m]Count[/name_m] of [name_m]Monte[/name_m] [name_m]Cristo[/name_m]

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[name_m]Atticus[/name_m], [name_u]Scout[/name_u] - To Kill A Mockingbird
[name_m]Alaric[/name_m], [name_u]Jace[/name_u] - The Mortal Instruments
[name_u]Alba[/name_u] - Time Travelers Wife
[name_f]Alice[/name_f], [name_m]Draco[/name_m], [name_u]Granger[/name_u], [name_f]Hermione[/name_f], [name_f]Kendra[/name_f], [name_m]Ollivander[/name_m], [name_m]Ronan[/name_m], [name_f]Rowena[/name_f], [name_f]Sybil[/name_f] - [name_u]Harry[/name_u] [name_m]Potter[/name_m]
[name_f]Alice[/name_f], [name_u]Emmett[/name_u], [name_u]Esme[/name_u], [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f] - [name_u]Twilight[/name_u]
[name_m]Alucard[/name_m] - A Darker [name_u]Shade[/name_u] of [name_u]Magic[/name_u]
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f], [name_u]Percy[/name_u] - [name_u]Percy[/name_u] [name_u]Jackson[/name_u]
[name_f]Annika[/name_f] - [name_f]Pippi[/name_f] Longstocking
[name_m]Aramis[/name_m] - The Three Musketeers
[name_m]Aslan[/name_m] - [name_f]Narnia[/name_f]
[name_m]Augustus[/name_m] - [name_u]Charlie[/name_u] and the Chocolate Factory
[name_m]Belvedere[/name_m], Revelstoke, [name_f]Veronica[/name_f] - [name_f]Veronica[/name_f] [name_u]Speedwell[/name_u]
Dickon - The [name_f]Secret[/name_f] Garden
[name_f]Domenica[/name_f], [name_u]Guthrie[/name_u] - Bloomability
[name_f]Georgiana[/name_f] - Pride and Prejudice
[name_m]Grayer[/name_m] - The [name_f]Nanny[/name_f] Diaries
[name_m]Fritz[/name_m] - The Swiss Family [name_m]Robinson[/name_m]
[name_f]Isannah[/name_f] - [name_u]Johnny[/name_u] [name_m]Tremaine[/name_m]
[name_f]Isola[/name_f] - The [name_f]Guernsey[/name_f] Literary and Potato [name_m]Peel[/name_m] Pie Society
[name_m]Ivan[/name_m] - From Lukov With [name_u]Love[/name_u]
[name_f]Linnea[/name_f] - [name_f]Linnea[/name_f] in Monet’s Garden
[name_f]Margalo[/name_f] - [name_m]Stuart[/name_m] [name_m]Little[/name_m]
[name_f]Nellie[/name_f] - [name_f]Samantha[/name_f]
[name_m]Prosper[/name_m] - The Thief [name_m]Lord[/name_m]
[name_u]Puck[/name_u] - A Midsummer Night’s [name_u]Dream[/name_u]
[name_f]Sabina[/name_f] - [name_u]Alex[/name_u] [name_m]Rider[/name_m]
Rivendell - The Hobbit
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f] - The [name_m]Scorpio[/name_m] Races
[name_m]Tiberius[/name_m] - The [name_u]Dark[/name_u] Artifices
[name_u]Tiger[/name_u] - [name_f]My[/name_f] [name_f]Louisiana[/name_f] [name_u]Sky[/name_u]

[name_f]Lorna[/name_f] (Lorna Doone)